OgreCave Gaming News Update

GNU episode

OgreCave GNU – Paranoia Reboot (James Wallis)

by on Nov.27, 2014, under GNU episode, Interviews

In this Gaming News Update interview with James Wallis, notably of Spaaace: the Games Consultancy and the man behind the trailblazing company Hogshead Publishing, what was old is becoming new again via the Paranoia Reboot Kickstarter campaign run by Mongoose Publishing. With less than a week left in the campaign, James tells about his plans for the new Paranoia boxed set. He also talks about dark humor in roleplaying, why death in gaming isn’t nearly the handicap it used to be, and offers some excellent news for gamers who pledged to either his Alas, Vegas campaign or Gareth Michael Skarka’s Far West RPG campaign. Thanks to Friend Skype, James tells us all about Friend Computer, Alpha Complex, mutants, terrorists, and more – probably more than your clearance level will allow, so trust no one – in our latest podcast episode.

Leave a Comment more...

OgreCave GNU – KublaCon 2014 (Thomas Denmark/Studio Denmark)

by on Jun.10, 2014, under Convention coverage, GNU episode, Interviews

While scanning the landscape (gamescape?) in the exhibit hall at KublaCon 2014, we spotted a new roleplaying book that required investigation. In this Gaming News Update interview, we ask Thomas Denmark of Studio Denmark for details on his upcoming RPG, Warriors of the Red Planet. Tom is responsible for such memorable game designs as Dungeoneer and Murder of Crows, so there’s no doubt we’re looking forward to seeing this desolate-yet-stylish old school game. Keep an eye on the Studio Denmark website for updates – we certainly will.

Be sure to visit OgreCave’s Facebook page to browse through our KublaCon 2014 image gallery (coming soon!), and while you’re there, become a fan of OgreCave to hear everything that echoes forth from the Cave.

Leave a Comment more...

OgreCave GNU – KublaCon 2013 (James Ernest/Cheapass Games)

by on Jun.14, 2013, under Convention coverage, GNU episode, Interviews

Conventions are a haven for game designers to talk shop, and KublaCon 2013 was no exception. In this Gaming News Update interview, we talk with James Ernest of Cheapass Games. The esteemed Mr Ernest is the designer of over 150 game titles, and he led the “cheapass” wave of publishing that swept the industry in the late ’90s. We talk with James about Cheapass Games’ return to the publishing arena, how a game’s theme and design are linked, and the design that’s kicking around his brain trying to get out.

Be sure to visit OgreCave’s Facebook page to browse through our KublaCon 2013 image gallery (coming soon!), and while you’re there, become a fan of OgreCave to hear everything that echoes forth from the Cave.

Leave a Comment more...

OgreCave GNU – KublaCon 2013 (Free RPG Day 2013)

by on Jun.12, 2013, under Convention coverage, GNU episode, Interviews

As it does every year, our trip to KublaCon 2013 meant a podcast interview about Free RPG Day 2013. Coming up in just a few days (!) on Saturday, June 15, the annual celebration of roleplaying games is still going strong. In this Gaming News Update interview, we sit down once again with Aldo Ghiozzi of Impressions Advertising & Marketing (and Free RPG Day) to talk about the evolution of the event, how big companies sometimes get confused, flaming cargo ships, and more. From Paizo Publishing and Fantasy Flight to Lamentations of the Flame Princess, many great publishers are offering up free products to get you down to your local game store. Are you drooling yet?

Be sure to visit OgreCave’s Facebook page to browse through our KublaCon 2013 image gallery (coming soon!), and while you’re there, become a fan of OgreCave to hear everything that echoes forth from the Cave. It won’t hurt… much.

Leave a Comment more...

OgreCave GNU – DunDraCon 2013 (Zombiesmith)

by on Mar.25, 2013, under Convention coverage, GNU episode, Interviews

Recorded at DunDraCon 2013, in this Gaming News Update episode, we sit down with Josh Qualtieri of Zombiesmith. The growing miniatures gaming company is continuing to crank out great metal figures of all sorts, and has built a strong line of rulebooks for the Quar. We talk of starting small-but-managable, of Kickstarter, and of the upcoming game War of Ashes in the interview.

Be sure to visit OgreCave’s Facebook page to check out our DunDraCon 2013 image gallery, and become a fan of OgreCave to see other places the Ogres lurk.

OC_GNU_Zombiesmith_DunDraCon_2013.mp3

Leave a Comment more...

OgreCave GNU – KublaCon 2012 (Free RPG Day 2012)

by on Jun.08, 2012, under Convention coverage, GNU episode, Interviews

We’re getting the last bits of KublaCon 2012 out of our system at OgreCave by posting a podcast episode about Free RPG Day 2012. Coming up in just over a week on Saturday, June 16, you may be wondering what to expect from the annual event (now in its sixth year!). In this Gaming News Update interview, Aldo Ghiozzi of Impressions Advertising & Marketing (and Free RPG Day) talks about the influence of Kickstarter on this year’s giveaway offerings, how Queen of the Demonweb Pits nearly got reprinted, melting candy dice, and more. Nearly twenty companies – from Catalyst Game Labs and Fantasy Flight Games, to Goodman Games, Paizo Publishing, and Wizards of the Coast – are contributing free goodies this year. Wouldn’t you like to hear more?

Be sure to visit OgreCave’s Facebook page to check out our KublaCon 2012 image gallery, and while you’re there, become a fan of OgreCave to hear everything that echoes forth from the Cave.

Leave a Comment more...

OgreCave GNU – KublaCon 2012 (Signal Fire Studios)

by on Jun.06, 2012, under Convention coverage, GNU episode, Interviews

It had been a while since we caught up with Signal Fire Studios, so we made sure to sit down with Jamie Chambers at KublaCon 2012 and hear what his company’s been up to lately. In this Gaming News Update interview, Jamie clues us in to the latest developments: the Building an Elder God card game; how the Metamorphosis Alpha RPG is progressing; gives us a description of the Pantheon card game; heck, Jamie even mentions the twisted children’s book The Very Hungry Cthulhupiller. And who could forget Ponythulhu?

Be sure to visit OgreCave’s Facebook page to check out our KublaCon 2012 image gallery, and while you’re there, become a fan of OgreCave to hear everything that echoes forth from the Cave.

Leave a Comment more...

OgreCave GNU – KublaCon 2012 (Crafty Games)

by on Jun.04, 2012, under Convention coverage, GNU episode, Interviews

KublaCon 2012 has come and gone, and OgreCave was there to get latest news from Crafty Games. In this Gaming News Update interview, Patrick Kapera of Crafty Games gives us the details on the Mistborn RPG, which has enjoyed an unprecedented level of involvement from Brandon Sanderson, the author of the popular fantasy novels. Then we hear about the SpyCraft 3.0-compatible 10,000 Bullets, a gritty modern setting along the lines of The Wire or Grand Theft Auto. Naturally, a quick mention of the game that started it all, SpyCraft, will be made. Patrick hints at even more as well.

Be sure to visit OgreCave’s Facebook page to check out our KublaCon 2012 image gallery, and while you’re there, become a fan of OgreCave to hear everything that echoes forth from the Cave.

Leave a Comment more...

OgreCave GNU – KublaCon ’11 (Free RPG Day)

by on Jun.17, 2011, under Convention coverage, GNU episode, Interviews

In our second Gaming News Update episode from KublaCon 2011, we get the scoop from Aldo Ghiozzi about this year’s Free RPG Day. This year is the fifth anniversary of the event – which is coming up this Saturday, June 18th – and a number of great products will be offered up at Friendly Local Game Stores worldwide. From Paizo Publishing, Eden Studios, and Fantasy Flight Games to Pinnacle and Wizards of the Coast, a wide range of publishers are participating this year. Get yourself down to a Free RPG Day event near you this weekend, and support your local retail store!

Be sure to visit OgreCave’s Facebook page to check out our KublaCon 2011 image gallery, and become a fan of OgreCave to keep hearing about other cool stuff we’re up to.

OC_GNU_Kubla2011_FreeRPGDay.mp3

Leave a Comment more...

OgreCave GNU – KublaCon ’11 (Jason Bulmahn/Paizo Publishing)

by on Jun.17, 2011, under Convention coverage, GNU episode, Interviews

This Gaming News Update episode from KublaCon 2011 sits down for an interview with Jason Bulmahn of Paizo Publishing. Jason tells us all about upcoming Pathfinder products, like the freshly-minted Ultimate Magic, its planned follow-up Ultimate Combat, the prepainted Pathfinder Miniatures coming from WizKids, and more. He also gushes a bit about KublaCon, which is just fine by us.

Be sure to visit OgreCave’s Facebook page to view our KublaCon 2011 image gallery, and become a fan of OgreCave to keep hearing about other cool stuff we’re up to.

OC_GNU_Kubla2011_Bulmahn.mp3

1 Comment more...

Looking for something?

Use the form below to search the site:

Still not finding what you're looking for? Drop a comment on a post or contact us so we can take care of it!

Visit our friends!

A few highly recommended friends...